Tiffin Local Schools district is working toward making it safe for their
students to walk to school without costing taxpayers any money.
Wednesday, school officials finalized their data to apply for a Safe Route to
Schools grant, which could bring $500,000 worth of improvements to the area.
was one of only 11 districts in the state to receive funding for a travel plan
study, which finished Wednesday. The information from the study will help the
schools apply for the grant.
grant money would pay for improved sidewalk conditions, street markings to be
repainted, and safety programs, among other things.
the improvements wouldn't just benefit students.
citizens in town and people that walk around and use the sidewalks and
crossings," said John Davoli, director of NCOR COG. "It's not only great for
the children, and that's first and foremost is safety for the welfare of the
kids walking or biking to and from school, but also all the other folks that
could use this."
application for the grant is due March 1. If Tiffin is chosen as a recipient,
construction could be done by next school year.